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Toure stays cool as Liverpool begin to feel the heat

KOLO Toure insists Liverpool won't allow criticism of their defensive vulnerability to affect their run-in.

The Reds' leaky backline is coming under increasing scrutiny after Sunday's 4-3 home win against Swansea City made it seven goals conceded in their last three matches.

Liverpool have kept just two clean sheets in their last 11 games stretching back to mid-December but Toure believes they still have a grip on their situation.

That victory over Swansea, coupled with Tottenham's defeat at Norwich, means there is a six-point gap between the fourth-placed Reds and their nearest rivals for a top-four spot, but they remain four behind leaders Chelsea.

"We just need now to keep calm and do what we have been doing, if we continue that we will get the same results," said Toure.

"There are going to be some tough games; Southampton (this Saturday) is a tough place to go but I think we can score goals and defend well as a team and we are working hard."

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